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   2014| July-September  | Volume 2 | Issue 3  
    Online since August 16, 2019

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Role of Shunthyadi Taila and Triphaladi Taila Nasya in Vatajapratishyaya (Allergic Rhinitis)
VR Hiremath, B Srinivasaprasad
July-September 2014, 2(3):113-117
Vataja Pratishyaya is a disease which possesses symptoms like Nasagata Tanusrava, Kshavatu and Nasavarodha. These types of symptoms are also found in allergic rhinitis which is induced by an IgE mediated inflammation of the nasal membrane. Allergic rhinitis is the most common type of chronic rhinitis, affecting 10 to 20% of the population. Severe allergic rhinitis has been associated with significant impairments in quality of life, sleep and work performance. Till date no satisfactory medical management has been developed for this problem. Hence, it creates a need to search a simple and effective remedy. As Kshavathu is the Pradhana Lakshana of Vataja Pratishyaya, Shuntyadi Taila Nasya has been selected for the present study because most of the ingredients of this Taila will promote the nourishment of Dhatus which ultimately increases the general and local immunity. In the same way Triphaladi Taila has also been indicated in Pratishyaya. Hence to assess and compare the efficacy of Shunthyadi Taila and Triphaladi Taila in the form of Nasya the present study had been taken. Both Shunthyadi taila and Triphaladi taila were found to be very beneficial in all the cases of Vataja Pratishyaya. However, Group A with Shunthyadi taila Nasya gave better result than Triphaladi Taila in Group B.
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Brahmi Taila Shiroabhyanga in Chittodwega (Anxiety Neurosis)
Madhavika Prakash Chaudhari, KS R Prasad
July-September 2014, 2(3):127-131
Anxiety is arguably an emotion that predates the evolution of man. Its ubiquity in humans, and its presence in a range of anxiety disorders, makes it an important clinical focus. Neurotic disorders are basically related to stress, reaction to stress (usually maladaptive) and individual proneness to anxiety. Interestingly, both stress and coping have a close association with socio-cultural factors. Anxiety has been defined as an unpleasant emotion that is characterized by feelings of dread, worry, nervousness or fear etc. and when a neurotic disorder is associated, it is termed as anxiety neurosis. Ayurveda describes chattodwega (Anxiety) among Manas roga. Prevalence rate of Anxiety is said to be higher in women than men. The present study accounts sleep anxiety, disturbances, restlessness, fear, depression, along with changes in blood pressure. The study has been undertaken to evaluate the role of Brahmi taila shiroabhyanga in reliving anxiety. A head massage once periodicaly on 30 patients, relived stress and patient felt comfortable in all symptoms presented, with a mean gradation of anxiety reduction to 1.6. (53.2%) which was statistically highly significant (<0.001). Hence it was concluded that, Brahmi taila shiroabhyanga was beneficial in alleviating anxiety.
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Management of high anal fistula by Kshara Sutra ligation along with partial fistulotomy - A case report
Santosh Y Mudakappagol, Mathew Sunny
July-September 2014, 2(3):155-157
Fistula-in-ano is the chronic phase of anorectal infection and is characterized by chronic purulent drainage or intermittent pain associated with cyclical accumulation of an abscess with discomfort at the perineal area. Fistula in ano is classified as low anal and high anal, where management of low anal fistula is easier compared to high anal fistula. Conventional surgical treatments, like fistulotomy, fistulectomy and Seton thread technique sever the anal sphincters and may cause incontinence. The recurrent rate of “lay-open” fistulotomy was reported between 2-9 % with functional impairment ranging from 0 to 17%. This has a profound effect on the patient’s quality of life. Here is the case report where complex posterior high anal fistula managed with Kshara Sutra (Medicated thread) and partial fistulotomy
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Carbon dating of Charaka Samhita
SRP Kethamakka
July-September 2014, 2(3):148-151
Antiquity of the Ayurvedic literature available is not properly estimated by the scientific explanations of present day. In fact, the Ayurveda, even ages back to millions of years and the Charaka Samhita, a compendium of ancient Indian health information in the form of seminars, statements and discussions is considered as oldest documentation, and is with a minimum of 14000 years old antiquity, based on the astronomical references, ecological references, Remote Sensingpictures, oceanographic reports, paleobotanical research, archaeological excavations and anthropological research reports establishing Indian mythology as a fact.
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A brief review of pre-clinical and clinical researches on Vacha (Acorus calamus Linn.)
Pravin Masram, Dhiraj Singh Rajput
July-September 2014, 2(3):143-147
Vacha (Acorus calamus Linn.) is a useful medicinal plant which gives benefit in different fields of medicines. This herb is generally used from the Ancient and Vedic periods due to its wonderful power of rejuvenation of brain, nervous system and normalizing the appetite. Vacha leaves and rhizomes have been used medicinally against different ailments such as fever, asthma, bronchitis, cough and mainly for digestive problems such as gas, bloating, colic, and poor digestive function. Acorus calamus has many wide varieties which were used in different studies possesses antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiarrheal, antiulcer, antispasmodic, immunosuppressant and mitogen inhibitor activity. They were also used in the treatment of simple diseases such as stomach cramps, toothache, colic, fever, throat irritation, and cough and also in the treatment of the severe diseases like nephropathy, chronic diarrhea, tumors and epilepsy. Some research works has been published on the beneficial effects of this drug. Hence in present study an attempt has been made and review work has been carried out on various therapeutic aspect of Acorus calamus.
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Management of Sthula Madhumeha with Ghanasatva of Kadar, Khadir & Guggulu - A Clinical Study
Ashish A Thatere, Vidya B Wasnik, PR Kabra
July-September 2014, 2(3):118-126
Alteration in life style in the present days, results in manifestation of several life threatening disorders like I.H.D., diabetes mellitus, obesity etc. In future Ayurvedic science also commented regarding the importance of Ahara and Vihara for maintaining normal health status. Sthula Madhumeha is one of such diseases with very rapid incidence and is a type of Santarpanajanya vyadhi. Shaman & Shodhana modalities of treatment has been explained as its management tool. After reviewing previous works done on Madhumeha, it was found that Ghanasatva of Kadar, Khadir & Guggulu have not been studied till now. So the Apatarpaka effect of the said drug was evaluated & the results observed are mentioned in full paper.
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Role of Shigru Twak Kwatha in Amavata
Sadhana Misar (Wajpeyi)
July-September 2014, 2(3):132-138
The main pathological factors in the development of this disease are Ama and Vata. Clinically it can be correlated to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Due to present lifestyle, prevalence of Amavata is increasing. The present study comprised of 60 patients, divided in three groups, each containing 20 patients, Group A (n=20) were given Shigru TwakKwath, Group B (n=20) were given Simhanad Guggul and Group C (n=20) were given Nimesulide for one month. On analysis of the results, it was found that Shigru Twak Kwath provided better results as compared to Simhanad Guggul and Nimesulide in management of Amavata. The therapy with Shigru Twak Kwath not only helps in reducing the signs and symptoms of Amavata but also corrects the pathogenesis of Amavata. In conclusion comparison of therapies i.e. Shigru Twak Kwath, Sinhanad Guggul and tablet Nimesulide revealed that Shigru Twak Kwath in all respects proved to be a better choice in the treatment of Amavata patients.
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Importance of stool examination in babies
Sagar M Bhinde
July-September 2014, 2(3):139-142
Mala Pariksha (stool examination) has been emphasized as important examination tool after the era of Acharya Yogaratnakara. Before that, in Samhita Kala, characteristic of stool has mentioned in scattered manner in the symptomatology of various diseases. In clinical practice, the importance of Mala Pariksha has been declined day by day due to the easy availability of other examination tool. But in pediatric age group it is still holding the key role in the way of diagnosis. History taking doesn’t have much importance in Balaroga (pediatrics). Because Pediatric group cannot complain their pain and discomfort and examiner should gather the information by observation and examination only. So in this paper an attempt has been made to correlate the various stool characteristics with condition of the baby.
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Recent approaches of pre-clinical researches in Ayurveda
Rohit Gokarn, Supriya R Gokarn
July-September 2014, 2(3):159-161
Research in Ayurveda is still in its primitive stage and has to upgrade and update to the current trends. Contributions by various ancient sears were not just speculation but collective work with clean neat acquisition of clinical data. This innovative approach has come to halt in past few decades and is not in accordance with current research designs. A thorough review through present research modules will help investigators to apply and adapt to the need of the hour. Appropriate research design and collaborative work with interdisciplinary approach is at most necessary to derive concrete conclusion.
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Bilateral variations of renal vessels - A case study
Giridhar M Kanthi, NP Arun, MS Harshita, NS Anoop Kumar, Visakh Sakthidharan, Vishnu Damodar
July-September 2014, 2(3):152-154
Knowledge of variations of renal vessels are important during operative, diagnostic and endovascular procedures of the abdomen and pelvic region and its importance have been greater than before because of the widespread development in the renal transplantation surgeries. During routine dissection of a 60 year aged female cadaver bilateral variations of renal vessels was observed. There were two renal arteries superior and inferior accompanied by two renal veins one anterior and one posterior to the artery on the right side. On the left side we found two renal arteries superior and inferior accompanied by two renal veins superior and inferior with a communicating vein connecting the superior and inferior renal veins on left side. Left gonadal vein drained into the inferior renal vein, which in turn drained into the inferior vena cava. Left suprarenal vein drained into the superior renal vein which further drained into the inferior vena cava. Such unusual and complex variations must be kept in mind during radiological and surgical procedures to prevent inadvertent injury to the related structures and also for their clinical implications
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Future and past of Ayurveda
SR Kethamakka
July-September 2014, 2(3):109-112
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National Workshop on “Ayurvedic Interventions in Cerebral Palsy”
S Srihari
July-September 2014, 2(3):162-163
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